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Cpu/gpu upgrade

Last response: in Components
March 3, 2010 8:41:58 PM

Presently running a phenom2 810 (2.6) quad with a bfg 9800gt low power and 6mb of ddr3 (lsp 650w pro). Thinking of either getting a phenom2 955 (3.2) black ed. or a nvidea 250gts. Which would give me the best system upgrade? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.


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a c 105 à CPUs
March 3, 2010 9:02:10 PM

1) make sure your power supply can handle any new upgrades
2) get the video card, you can OC your current CPU which is still a solid chip
3) avoid Nvidia for now, their current prices are crazy for what you get
4) get the ATI 4850 ($100) or 5750 ($140 + DX11) for similar performance to the GTS 250.
March 3, 2010 9:28:30 PM

thanks. sounds like a plan.
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March 4, 2010 12:18:08 AM

Agree with ct1615 :) 

Whats your monitors native resolution?
March 4, 2010 12:39:22 AM

It"s 1280 x 1024
a b à CPUs
March 4, 2010 12:57:45 AM

9800Gt is plenty for that resolution.

No upgrade is required at the moment to run games at that resolution. :) 

Save money for now.Get a high end card later(GTS250 is faster than 9800GT but not fast enough to justify the amount of money you will spend ).
March 4, 2010 2:06:22 AM

thanks for the info! appreciated!